neckcloth

[nek-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural neckcloths [nek-klawthz, -klothz, -klawths, -kloths] . Obsolete.
cravat ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1630–40; neck + cloth

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neckcloth (ˈnɛkˌklɒθ)
 
n
a large ornamental usually white cravat worn formerly by men

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His neckcloth having been removed, the pulsation of the carotids was found to be slow, and of natural strength and fulness.
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